JOHN PAPAPOLITIS

John Papapolitis is Senior Partner of the Firm and has served as its managing partner for over 25 years. He has been instrumental in creating an international culture and outlook within the Firm and expanding its global reach by advising international clients in many of the reported and pioneering M&A and privatization transactions that have taken place in Greece.

Under John’s leadership the Firm furthered its mission of providing legal services of the highest quality, paying the utmost attention to client satisfaction and maintaining our deeply rooted commitment to professional ethics.

He has represented multinational and local leaders in the real estate, finance, hospitality, infrastructure, gaming, telecommunications and energy industries. John’s practice extends to over 35 years of experience and he is widely recognized authority in the Greek legal market.

John is recognized as a “Leading Individual”  by the Legal 500 EMEA 2024.

SPECIALISED IN

CORPORATE AND M&A, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, ENERGY, REAL ESTATE

jpapapolitis@papapolitis.com

“an expert in acting on behalf of leaders in the real estate”


Legal 500 EMEA 2024

 
PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS

Athens Bar

LEGAL EDUCATION
 

LLB (Merit), University of Thessaloniki
BA in Political Science & Economics, University of Toronto
Postgraduate Studies in Shipping Law, University College London

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 

Vice Chairman of the Association for Foreign Investments in Tourism in Greece (AFIT)

 Representative Matters

HELLINIKON DEVELOPMENT – IRC

Papapolitis & Papapolitis has acted as a legal advisor to LAMDA Development S.A. in relation to the fulfilment of the respective condition precedent that provided, among others, the granting of a casino operating license through an international public

INTRACOM / TELEDOME DISPUTE

Papapolitis & Papapolitis successfully represented Intracom Holdings SA (Intracom) in the appeal of the decision of the Court of First Instance in their €89.5 Million dispute with Teledome SA and Teledome’s shareholders, made up of

INTRACOM HOLDINGS IN ITS €47 MILLION SALE OF INTRACOM TELECOM

Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised international technology group Intracom Holdings in the sale of its 49% shareholding participation in Intracom Telecom for €47 Million.

HELLAS ONLINE IN A LABOUR DISPUTE

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Hellas Online in litigation initiated by former employees following its corporate restructuring, one of the largest to have taken place in Greece. The former employees attempted to challenge their dismissals

APOLLO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN EUROBANK’S €2.86 BILLION SHARE CAPITAL INCREASE

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Apollo Capital Management in relation to the €2 Billion share capital increase of the leading Greek bank, Eurobank SA, launched by the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund.

INTRALOT GROUP IN €150 MILLION DISPUTE WITH GLORY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for the Intralot Group, a global leader in the online gaming services industry, in relation to its €150 Million dispute with Glory Technology.

DIOPHAR IN €15 MILLION PHARMACEUTICALS DISPUTE

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Diophar, a leading Greek pharmaceuticals company, in relation to a €15 Million dispute with Baxter International.

YORK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN €100 MILLION INVESTMENT IN THE GEK TERNA GROUP

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for York Capital Management in respect of their agreement with the GEK Terna Group, pursuant to the terms of which York Capital invested €100 Million in GEK by fully subscribing to

THE DOGUS GROUP IN THE ACQUISITION OF THE ASTIR PALACE HOTEL

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Dogus Holding in its successful €400 Million bid as an investor in Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund IV, to acquire 85% shares of Astir Palace from the National Bank of

PIMCO EUROPE IN THE DUE DILIGENCE OF THE BANKING SYSTEM OF CYPRUS

Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) as Greek counsel, in relation to the independent due diligence of the banking system of Cyprus.

ATHENS

Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 16, 
10674 / Athens, Greece

T. +30 210 3615544 
F. +30 210 3609168 
E. athens@papapolitis.com

LONDON

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London, W1K 7JL, UK


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E. london@papapolitis.com

 

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ATHENS

Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 16, 
10674 / Athens, Greece

T. +30 210 3615544 
F. +30 210 3609168 
E. athens@papapolitis.com

 

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